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Inside Update

Oct. 6, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Iowa State, Ames Lab scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dan Shechtman, a scientist in the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and professor in ISU's Engineering college and Israel's Technion, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his 1982 discovery of quasicrystals.

From Motown to Campustown
He made music with the Temptations, Four Tops, Ray Charles and other legends. Director of bands Michael Golemo talks about his past and present in "Five Questions."

First look at FY13
Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman lays out funding priorities and summarizes funding requests to the state for next year in her first budget memo to ISU leaders for the FY13 budget cycle.

Disability Awareness Summit debuts at ISU Oct. 14
The 2011 Iowa Regent Institutions Disability Awareness Summit will be held at Iowa State for the first time Friday, Oct 14 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Scheman Building). All are welcome to attend this free event, but registration is required by Oct. 7.

Take a walk ... Friday
Iowa Staters are encouraged to join the all-Iowa, 1-kilometer "Start Somewhere Walk" at noon Friday, Oct. 7. Walkers can choose from several routes mapped out on campus and in the Ames community.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- College of Engineering online auction supports United Way
-- Pizza-by-the-slice sale Oct. 6 benefits United Way
-- Spots still available in English enrichment class
-- It's time to 'Stuff the Bus'
-- Nomination process opens for 2012 university awards
-- Make your reservations for student-hosted fine dining on campus

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- Iowa Conference on Human Trafficking, Oct. 26

See: Announcements

Around campus

Seasonal flu shot clinic for employees opens Oct. 10
Iowa State again is offering employees flu shots at no cost Oct. 10-28 (10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 205 TASF). No appointment is necessary, but bring your ISU ID card or your university number with you.

Gateway Hotel sold to ISU-friendly investor group
The ISU Foundation has sold the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center to a group of investors that calls itself Friends of Iowa State University Hotel Holdings L.L.C. The $5 million sale, which includes the hotel, hotel contents and 17 acres of surrounding grounds, was finalized Oct. 4.

Osborn Club lecture is Oct. 10
Shihwu Sung, professor of environmental engineering, will present the next Osborn Club lecture, "New frontier of biological wastewater nutrient removal," Oct. 10 (7 p.m., Gold Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 1325 Dickenson Ave.). The lecture portion of the Osborn Research Club monthly gathering is open to the public.

Building an online community
A Human Sciences duo, both of whom teach online courses, talk about strategies for bringing a "human touch" to their online classrooms.

Foundation hosts estate/retirement planning seminar
The ISU Foundation will host "Provide and Protect: Planning Your Will and Trust," a seminar for individuals age 55-80 years, on Oct. 11 (6-7:30 p.m., Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, registration opens at 5:30 p.m.). The event is free and includes hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks; preregistration is requested by calling 800-621-8515.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: National Arts and Humanities Month, Oct. 6 (6-8:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Arts and events

Series offers closer look at Museums
Object Lessons, a monthly series of lectures examining behind-the-scenes topics at University Museums, continues Oct. 6. Educators will talk about the responsibilities of maintaining ISU's Farm House, a National Historic Landmark.

Reiman Gardens hosts bonsai, watercolor show this weekend
Reiman Gardens will host the Iowa Bonsai Association (IBA) Fall Show Oct. 8-9 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day). Iowans will exhibit their own bonsai. A watercolor exhibition featuring bonsai also will be on display in the conservatory from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Other weekend activities include a photographic review of the 2011 Mid-America Bonsai Show and "Bonsai -- Trees by Design," a PowerPoint presentation by bonsai enthusiasts Helene and Alan Magruder. Regular admission prices apply; free for members, ISU students and IBA members.

Cyclone teams competing at home this week:
-- Soccer, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 7 (6:30 p.m.), vs. Baylor, Oct. 9 (5 p.m.), free, soccer complex
-- Softball, vs. Marshalltown, Oct. 8 (1 and 3 p.m., Southwest Athletic Complex), free
-- Volleyball, vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 8 (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5 ($4 youth)

Celebrate a jazz icon
Stephens Auditorium presents "The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959" in a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 9. The concert recaptures the sound, historical and cultural context during this time in America through the music of Miles Davis. Tickets, $39 and $35; $25 for those 18 and younger; and $20 for ISU students, are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Food Prize laureate to kick off One Health lecture series
2010 World Food Prize Laureate and Bread for the World head David Beckmann will give a public lecture Oct. 12 (9 a.m., Salon D, Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave.). His talk is scheduled in conjunction with this year's World Food Prize events, and is co-hosted by Iowa State and the ISU-based One Health Commission.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


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